Reviewer:Victor Von Psychotron
October 13, 2010 Subject:
Great slice of 1954
I thought this was going to be a bland bunch of ads for local businesses, but it's much more.
The film IS mostly local ads, but they're a wonderful slice of 1954 Americana. One ad for Old Gold cigarettes claims smoking one is a "treat, not a treatment." Another encourages you to put asbestos in your home. An ad for Bactine features a mom kissing her daughter and the daughter doesn't look all that happy about it.
One of my favorite moments is the peppy music playing during the "serious" ad encouraging viewers to go to church on Sunday.